Call for Papers
3rd Miami Behavioral Finance Conference

December 13-15, 2012, University of Miami, School of Business Administration, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA

The School of Business Administration at the University of Miami is organizing its third Behavioral Finance Conference. The conference will be held at the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Finance at the University of Miami and the Review of Financial Studies (RFS). Andrei Shleifer from Harvard University will be the keynote speaker. Papers from all areas of behavioral finance and economics will be considered. Researchers from other related disciplines such as experimental finance and neuro-finance are encouraged to submit a paper. We also encourage submissions from junior researchers and doctoral students.

The program for the 2011 conference is available at:

Cam Harvey, Duke and Miami (Chair)

Malcolm Baker, Harvard
Brad Barber, UC Davis
Nick Barberis, Yale
Peter Bossaerts, Cal Tech
Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton
Tim Burch, Miami
Ricardo Caceda, Miami (Medical School)
Chuck Carver, Miami (Psychology)
James Choi, Yale
Lauren Cohen, Harvard
Doug Emery, Miami
Simon Gervais, Duke
William Goetzmann, Yale
John Graham, Duke
John Griffin, UT-Austin
Bing Han, UT-Austin
David Hirshleifer, UC Irvine
Harrison Hong, Princeton
Matti Keloharju, Helsinki
Alok Kumar, Miami
Charles Lee, Stanford
Chris Malloy, Harvard
Toby Moskowitz, Chicago
Terrance Odean, UC-Berkeley
Jay Ritter, Florida
Paul Schultz, Notre Dame
Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Northwestern
Scott Weisbenner, Illinois
Jeff Wurgler, NYU
Wei Xiong, Princeton
Fernando Zapatero, USC

RFS PARTNERSHIP: The Miami Behavioral Finance Conference and the Review of Financial Studies announce a combined submission process. At your option, your paper submitted to the Miami Behavioral Conference will in addition be considered for publication by the RFS free of charge. The rules for this dual submission process are as follows:
1. You must expressly indicate you are interested in consideration by the RFS.
2. At the discretion of the RFS Sponsoring Editor, a small number of dual submissions will be invited to submit to the RFS. The RFS will waive the fee on such submissions, and have the submission formally reviewed. In this case the paper's author will receive a copy of the RFS reviewer's report.
3. Papers submitted for dual consideration must not be under review at another journal or the RFS, nor can they be considered for dual submission if previously rejected by the RFS.
4. In the event that a dual submission that has been invited to submit to the RFS is subsequently rejected, its authors have the option to submit a future version of their paper to the RFS without prejudice.
5. While under consideration as a dual submission by the Miami Behavioral Conference and the RFS, a paper may not be submitted to another journal (or the RFS) until the author has been notified of the dual submission outcome.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To submit a paper, please visit:

Papers that are in an early stage (but completed) will be considered. Please do not submit a paper that has been accepted for publication in a journal or is close to being accepted.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 31st, 2012. Authors of selected papers will be notified by September 30th, 2012.

CONFERENCE FORMAT: We will start off the conference with an informal reception in the evening of December 13. We will have 6 papers on day 1 (December 14) of the conference and 4-6 papers on day 2 (December 15). Each presenter will get 20-25 minutes to present the paper and it will be followed by a 15-20 minute discussion. We are planning to organize a few social events at the end of day 1 followed by a conference dinner.

ACCEPTANCE RATE: We typically receive about 150 submissions and accept 10 to 12 papers for the conference. We expect to receive more papers this year due the new RFS dual submission option. Our plan is to accept 10 to 12 papers for the 2012 conference.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: All reasonable travel expenses of presenters and discussants will be covered, up to a limit of $500 for participants from the US and $1000 for participants from other countries. Hotel accommodations will be provided at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

REGISTRATION/FURTHER INFORMATION: If you are interested in participating, please register for the conference before October 31st, 2012. For additional information about the conference, please email

Posted 8/20/12